How many loaves do you have? (Mk 6:38-6:38)

“Jesus said

To them.

‘How many loaves

Have you?



When they had found out,

They said.


And two fish!’”


ὁ δὲ λέγει αὐτοῖς Πόσους ἔχετε ἄρτους; ὑπάγετε ἴδετε. καὶ γνόντες λέγουσιν Πέντε, καὶ δύο ἰχθύας.


This description of the available food was recorded in all four gospels, Matthew, chapter 14:17, Luke, chapter 9:13, and John, chapter 6:9, plus here.  Mark indicated that Jesus told his disciples (ὁ δὲ λέγει αὐτοῖς) to go and see (ὑπάγετε ἴδετε) how many loaves of bread they had (Πόσους ἔχετε ἄρτους).  Once the apostles found out, they said to Jesus (καὶ γνόντες λέγουσιν) that they only had 5 loaves of bread (Πέντε,) and 2 fish (καὶ δύο ἰχθύας).


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